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May 26th, 2010, 02:23 AM
Hey, i used the search function but didn't find anything fitting.

A friend of mine helped me installing ubuntu 10.4 and was so excited about booting from a usb-stick, that i had the idea about a perfect present. His birthday is coming up on friday(2010.05.28 and because he's always joking about having 7 operating systems on his PC, I'd like to ask if there is any possibility, that you could install 7 different OS on one single usb-drive and make them bootable...

If you have any ideas how this could work (and by the way could help me find 7 different OS) I would really appreciate it!


PS: If one of the OS would be MS Dos 3 it would be perfect, because he was joking about it and how much easier it was when you were able to boot from a floppy disk...

May 26th, 2010, 04:56 AM
MultiBoot USB with Grub2 (boot directly from iso files)
HOWTO: Booting LiveCD ISOs from USB flash drive with Grub2
The emergency disks that include GPT fdisk are:
* SystemRescueCd
* PartedMagic

I have a 4GB USB flash drive and have 4 versions of Ubuntu, gparted, system rescue & parted magic.